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Dementia (2014 film)

Dementia is a 2014 Filipino horror film directed by Perci Intalan, in his directorial debut.[2] The film stars Nora Aunor as Mara, a woman faced with dementia and strange occurrences in her ancestral home.[3][4] The film was shown on 24 September 2014, released under Regal Films.[5]

Official Movie Poster
Directed byPerci Intalan
Written byJun Lana
StarringNora Aunor
Jasmine Curtis
Bing Loyzaga
Chynna Ortaleza
Octobertrain Films, The IdeaFirst Company
Distributed byRegal Films
Release date
  • September 24, 2014 (2014-09-24)
LanguageTagalog, English
Box office₱5,159,070.00 [1]


In the hopes of helping her aunt Mara (Nora Aunor) better deal with her dementia, Rachel (Jasmine Curtis) moves her out to their family's remote ancestral home. There Rachel records Mara's daily activities and helps engage the older woman in exercises that would help her cognitive thinking, such as putting together jigsaw puzzles. What Rachel didn't plan on is that Mara's presence in the house will stir up memories and presences that are better left undisturbed.[4] Mara and Rachel begin to see a ghost of Mara's past memories come alive.



The principal photography for the film started on March 19, 2014 in Batanes. Scenes were primarily shot in Sabtang and some were shot in Basco. Most of the shooting the film were done in the day and seldom goes beyond sunset.[6][7]

Awards and recognitionEdit


Year Group Category Nominee Result
2015 St. Tropez International Film Festival[8] Best Foreign Language Film Won
Best Lead Actress in a Foreign Language Film Nora Aunor Won
Best Film Nominated
Best Director Perci Intalan Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Renei Dimla Nominated
Soho International Film Festival NYC Best Performance Nora Aunor Nominated


Year Group Category Nominee Result
2015 13th Gawad Tanglaw Best Actress Nora Aunor[9] Won
17th Gawad Pasado Best Picture Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Best Cinematography Mackie Galvez Won
Best Sound Von de Guzman Won
Special Award for Best Language Usage Won
Best Director Perci Intalan Won
Best Supporting Actress Bing Loyzaga Nominated
Chynna Ortaleza Nominated
Jasmine Curtis Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Yul Servo Nominated
31st Star Awards for Movies[10] Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Indie Movie Musical Scorer of the year Von De Guzman Won
Indie Movie of the Year Nominated
Indie Movie Director of the Year Perci Intalan-Lana Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jasmine Curtis Nominated
Best New Movie Actor Jeric Gonzales Nominated
Indie Movie Screenwriter of the year Renier Dimla Nominated
Indie Movie Cinematographer of the year Mackie Galvez Nominated
Indie Movie Editor of the year Lawrence Ang Nominated
Indie Movie Production Designer of the year Popo Diaz Nominated
38th Gawad Urian Awards Best Production Design Popo Diaz Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Nominated
Best Cinematography Mackie Galvez Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Nora Aunor welcomes 2014 with 3 films". Manila Standard. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Nora Aunor shares screen with Coco, Jasmine". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Jun Lana on Dementia star Nora Aunor: "She exceeded our expectations."". PEP. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Jasmine Curtis-Smith comes into her own". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  6. ^ Reyes, William. "Nora Aunor and co-stars now shooting Dementia in Batanes". PEP (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ Reyes, William (9 April 2014). "Nora Aunor motivates Althea Vega while shooting Dementia in Batanes". PEP (in English and Tagalog). Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "'List of Nominees". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  9. ^ "'Magkakabaung', Nora, Angelica lead Gawad Tanglaw winners for film". Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  10. ^ "Anne, Toni, Jennylyn nominated for Star Awards". Retrieved 2015-02-22.

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